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Online Rating Renewals Now Available!

Online Rating Renewals Now Available!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You asked, we listened! Finally, you can now renew your membership and ratings online at the same time with one payment!

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Don Kellner Reaches Jump #45,000!

Don Kellner Reaches Jump #45,000!
Friday, May 3, 2019

Don Kellner earned USPA 45,000-Jump Wings #1 after making his 45,000th skydive on Saturday, April 20, over Above the Poconos Skydivers, which he and his wife Darlene own, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He made the jump in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the first intentional freefall, which Leslie Irvin completed April 28, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio.

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USPA Reaches Record-High Membership!

USPA Reaches Record-High Membership!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

USPA ended April with its highest-ever membership—40,620 members! The milestone comes after last October’s high of 40,441 members. USPA reached the 40,000-member mark for the first time ever last summer. These numbers indicate that the sport of skydiving is continuing to grow, as more people not only jump for the first time, but return to pursue the sport as a hobby. USPA anticipates that these numbers will continue to climb throughout the upcoming summer season.

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USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations

USPA Accepting Service Award Nominations
Monday, April 1, 2019

The USPA Membership Services Committee is currently seeking nominations for three of its service awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award (a maximum of one recipient annually), the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service (up to three recipients annually) and the Regional Achievement Award (up to five recipients annually).

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Opt-In Required for License and Ratings Listings

Opt-In Required for License and Ratings Listings
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

As part of a new privacy initiative beginning January 1, new USPA members must specifically designate that USPA can share their accomplishments (licenses, ratings and awards) and contributions (donations to one of the four USPA funds) in print in Parachutist. New members must now also opt in for USPA to share their accomplishments and display their membership cards digitally through Sig.ma. Previously, members did not need to opt in before USPA listed their credentials but had the ability to opt out.

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